May 8, 2018

Counting Down 6 Remarkable Facts About James Taylor

By Amanda Maxwell

Entertaining millions of fans for four decades, James Taylor is known for his shy smile, smooth voice and mind-blowing guitar skills. We are looking forward to him bringing his talents to Sacramento on June 3.

Before he arrives, we wanted to share 6 facts you might not know about Mr. James Taylor.

1. James Taylor comes from a musical family. Four of his siblings are also vocalists, and his mother was a trained opera singer. 

2. The guitar was not actually his first instrument; it was the cello.


Image: Billboard

3. He wrote his first song at the age of 14.

4. Taylor was signed to the Beatles’ Record Label.


Image: Beatle Photo Blog

5. He has earned 40 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, as well as five Grammy Awards.

6. In 2000, James Taylor was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame all in the same year. Talk about impressive!